How To Install SopCast In Ubuntu 11.04, Watch Online TV Channels for Free!

The idea behind SopCast is actually pretty simple. It is a P2P (peer to peer) based video player, so you don't have to rely on a server to stream online videos. Although this has both good and bad aspects, but one of the cools things about it is, it gives you the ability to create a TV channel/s of your own and stream it using SopCast and reach thousands of end users for free!.

Although it comes with a list of TV channels of its own, but you can add your own channels as well. Remember SopCast use the VLC as the engine. So you have to make sure VLC is installed first. If you haven't done it already, then do so by giving the below command.

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

Now we can install SopCast in Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or 10.04, by entering the next command below.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

By using the G-conf tool, we can associate "sop" extension on your Gnome desktop automatically, again by giving the below command.

gconftool-2-t-s string / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / command "/ usr / bin / sopcast-player% s"
gconftool-2 - set - type = bool / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / enabled true
gconftool-2 - set - type = bool / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / need-terminal false


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